In the lead-up to the 2017 General Election, we have linked each of these issues to objects from the collection, or education programmes, run by Te Papa. In this post, Senior Curator History Claire Regnault writes about Housing.
A look at the series of events that led to fashion label Starfish’s closure in 2013.
“It’s my product. It’s my vision. It’s my dream. It’s my life,” writes Laurie Foon, founder of the Starfish fashion label in the late 1990s.
Our history curators pay homage to women who feature in Te Papa’s collections who have sought to create change through their work.
It’s not every day that you get to delve into the nitty-gritty details of a fashion label. Te Papa’s assistant archivist Gareth Watkins is going through Starfish’s archive, recently gifted to Te Papa.
Last week, we received the sad news that textile designer Avis Higgs had passed away just a few days after celebrating her 98th birthday. History curator Claire Regnault pays tribute to ‘a truly awesome woman.’